Although your toddler is probably very excited to go trick-or-treating, it’s not always easy for the rest of the family.

That’s why, in our previous blog, our child care experts in Monroe went over a few helpful tips for trick-or-treating with a toddler. To recap, we’ve already gone over selecting the right costume, making sure you are visible and bringing along a wagon. Keep reading to learn more:

#4. Prepare them for spooky surprises.

Being scared is half the fun of Halloween, but many toddlers don’t understand this. Older kids might be dressed up in scary costumes or someone may jump out and scream, “boo.” Whatever you think may happen, make sure that you prepare your child for a few spooky surprises. Some people do makeshift haunted houses or they might just really get into decorating their house, either way, when you have a toddler with you, it’s best to avoid the scarier houses.

#5. Plan for bathroom breaks.

Make sure that your toddler uses the restroom before you head out. It is also a good idea to ask a few neighbors that you know along your route if your child could use their restroom, just in case.

#6. Start early and keep your route short.

Your child doesn’t need a whole lot of candy, and you probably don’t want all of that tempting candy around either. Start trick-or-treating early in the evening and come back home before your child gets too overstimulated on sugar and excitement!

Now that you know how to make trick-or-treating with a toddler fun for the whole family, it’s time to learn about how to limit your child’s candy intake. Stay tuned for our day care center’s next blog to learn more!